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Women’s Swimming and Diving Captures Second Straight Pac-10 Title
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: February 25, 2001
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    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (Feb. 24, 2001) -- The No. 2 Arizona women’s swimming and diving team captured their second Pac-10 title in a row on Saturday, February 24. The Wildcats scored a total of 1,229 points followed by UCLA (1,130), Southern California (1,099), Stanford (1,033) and California (942.5). The three day event was held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

    Arizona won the 400 free relay, the last event of the day, to secure their victory. The relay team consisted of juniors Jenny Vanker, Caroline Kilian and Sarah Tolar and freshman Kristen Brennan. The Wildcats touched the wall in the time of 3:18.39, a NCAA qualifying time.

    Individually for the Cats, sophomore Beth Botsford placed second in the 200 back (1:56.03), while fellow sophomore Amanda Beard placed second in the 200 breast (2:12.66). Arizona placed third and fourth in the 100 free. Vanker swam her top time of the season in the event at 49.82, while Tolar finished in the time of 50.11.

    In women’s diving, freshman Claire Febvay came in third on the platform, scoring 441.45 points. Seniors Lindsay Berryman and Adrian David finished fifth and sixth respectively, scoring 419.25 and 413.85 points.

    In men’s diving Arizona took first and second place for the second day, this time on the platform event. Junior Omar Ojeda won the title, scoring 614.65 points. Junior Ruben Vaca took second place with 533 points.

    The Arizona men’s swimming team will be in action this up coming week when they travel to Long Beach, Calif., where they will host and compete in the 2001 Pac-10 Championships. The men’s and women’s diving teams will travel to Seattle, Wash., to partake in the Zone "E" Diving Championships March 9-10. The women’s swimming and diving team will compete at the NCAA Championships in Long Island, N.Y., March 15-17.

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